a random assortment of interesting articles…

Quantitative Invesing: A Crisis Waiting to Happen

How to Lose $3 million in 1 Second

Deutsche Bank Trader Admits To Rigging Precious Metals Markets

John Bogle’s Warning for Index Fund Investors

Bernanke Terrifies Stock Investors Again

WSJ: Are Traders Creating a Bizarre New Feedback Loop?

Rajan: The Fundamental Problems of the Financial Crisis Are Still with Us

Fed’s Kaplan Warns Trump: “US too leveraged to use debt for growth”

Is the Fed Paying Banks Not to Lend?

Mikhail Gorbachev: It Looks as if the World is Preparing for War

Visualizing the World’s Largest Cities Throughout History

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Fourth Turning: Where We Are Today

Hellish Choices: What’s an Asset Owner to Do?

Goldman’s Bear Case in 7 Steps

George Soros: Open Society Needs Defending

$356 Billion Fund Manager: “Now Is The Most Treacherous Time Ever. I’ve Never Seen This In My Career.”

Trading Secrets: Twilight of the Central Bankers

Ed Butowsky: Calculating the True Cost of Living Increase & Why It’s Much Higher Than We’re Told

The Inevitable Failure of the US Power Grid

Japan’s QQE Not Working

California Has One Year of Water Left

Jim Bullard to Wall Street — just kidding about the taper! (video)

Jim Grant on the Financial Crisis and the Fed (video, Grant starts at 10:00)

Making Money While the World Burns

Waging Wars Foolishly is Worse than Starting Them Unnecessarily

The Flash Crash (Money & Speed: Video)

Adventures in the Carry Trade

Kyle Bass on Japan’s Bleak Future

Nouriel Roubini on the Trouble with Emerging Markets